Learn and Get Inspired — sleep and recovery

Bernie Anderson
What athletes need to know about sleep and recovery

What athletes need to know about sleep and recovery

Whether you’re an aspiring Crossfitter, a kickboxing junkie, or the reigning golf champion at your club, you’re an athlete – through and through. Sports is a big part of your life, and you strive for your best performance. Ask any athlete, in any sport, what it takes to excel, and you’ll likely hear weightlifting, conditioning and practice. Some may say instruction, nutrition or even persistence. There probably won’t be many who mention sleep and recovery. While sleep is essential for everyone, athletes absolutely must have quality sleep to meet the physical and mental demands of their sport. From the recreational...

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